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Electric campervans, freight trucks and buses coming for 'clean, green' NZ' | NZ Herald News Electric campervans, freight trucks and buses coming for 'clean, green' NZ'
A 58-tonne electric freight truck, electric buses and developing an electric campervan for tourism are among the initiatives to receive a share of $3.74 million from the Government.Twenty projects were announced today in the latest...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
CAA investigating flight under Auckland Harbour Bridge | NZ Herald News CAA investigating flight under Auckland Harbour Bridge
An allegedly unsanctioned flight under the Auckland Harbour Bridge is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority.The flight, captured by a person on a clip-on lane of the bridge, has been posted to social media.It shows...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Person trapped, road closed after truck and car crash near Timaru | NZ Herald News Person trapped, road closed after truck and car crash near Timaru
A person has died after being trapped in a car following a serious crash on the Timaru-Pareora Highway.Police were called to the crash between Half Chain Road and King Street near the settlement of Pareora involving a car and truck...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Police enter day two of searches for Hamilton man Raymond Stirling | NZ Herald News Police enter day two of searches for Hamilton man Raymond Stirling
Police and LandSar are continuing their search for missing Hamilton man Raymond Stirling.Stirling, 84, suffers from dementia and went missing yesterday morning. He was last seen in Halcione Close, Flagstaff, at 7.30pm on Monday,...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Motorists should expect delays on the Southern Motorway heading southbound following crash | NZ Herald News Motorists should expect delays on the Southern Motorway heading southbound following crash
The right-hand lane of the Southern Motorway heading southbound was temporarily blocked following a crash this afternoon.The New Zealand Transport Agency reports incident took place on SH1 southbound after Tecoma St around 2.55pm.The...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Seismic surveys could be hurting penguins - experts | NZ Herald News Seismic surveys could be hurting penguins - experts
Seismic surveying likened to "a nail gun for three months in your kitchen" for marine mammals could also be affecting the world's smallest species of penguin. New findings of the first ever study investigating effects of seismic...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Fishing bosses asked Govt to keep monitoring info secret | NZ Herald News Fishing bosses asked Govt to keep monitoring info secret
Fishing bosses asked the Government to keep secret what material it collected under a proposed new fisheries monitoring regime.But the industry says it was privacy and commercial concerns that prompted it to ask officials to keep...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
The 25 Auckland eateries which aren't up to standard | NZ Herald News The 25 Auckland eateries which aren't up to standard
Twenty-five Auckland eateries have been given a D or E grade food grade rating.Auckland Council has released a list of eateries with poor ratings. The reasons for the ratings include poor pest control, cleaning, cooking processes...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Helen Clark pushes for drug laws to focus on treatment, not punishment | NZ Herald News Helen Clark pushes for drug laws to focus on treatment, not punishment
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says people who use drugs are unfairly painted as criminals, and instead wants an evidence-based system based on treatment, social services and safe spaces.The NZ Drug foundation says New Zealand...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Poll on Maori seats looks likely to challenge Western Bay of Plenty council decision | NZ Herald News Poll on Maori seats looks likely to challenge Western Bay of Plenty council decision
A poll looks almost certain to be held to challenge the decision to have separate Maori seats on the Western Bay of Plenty District Council.Councillors who opposed the decision to have a Maori ward or wards for the 2019 and 2022...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Suspicious item found at Auckland Airport mail centre | NZ Herald News Suspicious item found at Auckland Airport mail centre
Emergency services are attending an incident at New Zealand Post at Auckland Airport where a suspicious item has been found.A Police spokeswoman said the item was identified by an X-ray machine."The building has been evacuated...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Crash blocks SH22 at Paerata north of Pukekohe | NZ Herald News Crash blocks SH22 at Paerata north of Pukekohe
State Highway 22 is closed after a crash at Paerata near Pukekohe.The NZ Transport Agency tweeted that the road was closed just after 8am."Emergency services are on site. Please delay your journey or use an alternative route,"...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Person dead in Northland crash | NZ Herald News Person dead in Northland crash
A person has died in a crash in Northland.Police are at the scene of a fatal crash on Mangakahia Rd, near Nukutawhiti in Northland.A police spokesman said a vehicle had crashed and the driver had died at the scene.There was no...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Queenstown accident prompts more criticism of tourists' driving skills | NZ Herald News Queenstown accident prompts more criticism of tourists' driving skills
A tow-truck driver involved in a three-vehicle accident at a notorious junction near Queenstown yesterday is calling out tourist drivers.Glen Collins, who works for Parks Garage and Towing based in Christchurch, said he picked up...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Watch: Dramatic moment robber plunders Blenheim dairy at knifepoint | NZ Herald News Watch: Dramatic moment robber plunders Blenheim dairy at knifepoint
Frightening security camera footage has been released showing the moment a man pulls a large kitchen knife on a shopkeeper before wrenching a till off the counter.Marlborough Police are appealing for help to identify the man, posting...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Whangarei student won't get chance to direct Stage Challenge after competition axed | NZ Herald News Whangarei student won't get chance to direct Stage Challenge after competition axed
Lauren Thomsenremembers being a Year 9 student looking up at the Stage Challenge leaders thinking "I want to do that job".When she was finally given that position at the end of last year the Year 13 Whangarei Girls' High School...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Child taken to Starship after nearly drowning | NZ Herald News Child taken to Starship after nearly drowning
A child is in a serious condition after nearly drowning in Murrays Bay, Auckland.A St John spokeswoman said two ambulances were called to the North Shore suburb about 9.15am.The child has been taken to Starship Hospital in a serious...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Ex-cop reveals chilling words of Kiwi teen who tried kill Queen | NZ Herald News Ex-cop reveals chilling words of Kiwi teen who tried kill Queen
He once decapitated a sparrow, shot at the Queen in 1981 and was believed to have plotted to kill Prince Charles and Princess Diana.Now an ex-cop has revealed how close Kiwi teen Christopher John Lewis came to killing Queen Elizabeth...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Ferries cancelled, deluges forecast, road 'ice' danger as weather starts to pack up | NZ Herald News Ferries cancelled, deluges forecast, road 'ice' danger as weather starts to pack up
Storm clouds are looming as the latest spell of bad weather bears down on the country. Motorists in parched regions are being told to be wary of roads turning to skating rinks. Brisk winds are beginning to sweep over...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Meeting on Bay of Plenty's Matakana Island to reopen Panepane Wharf | NZ Herald News Meeting on Bay of Plenty's Matakana Island to reopen Panepane Wharf
A key meeting takes place on Matakana Island today to try and resolve issues that led to barricades going up on Panepane Wharf.The wharf opposite Tauranga has become the focus of a protest led by island kaumatua Bob Rolleston who...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Prisoner charged over attack on officer at Hastings District Court | NZ Herald News Prisoner charged over attack on officer at Hastings District Court
A prisoner alleged to have attacked a police officer after being jailed in the Hastings District Court last month has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Napier Walker, 24, was jailed on December 20 by Judge...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Woman missing in Lower Hutt | NZ Herald News Woman missing in Lower Hutt
A woman who went for a walk in Lower Hutt last night has failed to return home.Police are looking for Kerry Scott, 55, who left her Muritai Rd in Eastbourne at about 9pm. Her partner called police at around midnight.Scott had...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Man who drowned at Waimarama Beach was a newlywed | NZ Herald News Man who drowned at Waimarama Beach was a newlywed
Just over a month ago, Hemin Limbachiya and Tanvi Bhavsar were celebrating the start of the rest of their lives together - now preparations are underway for Limbachiya's funeral, after a trip to Waimarama Beach took a tragic turn....
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Four injured after blaze tears through South Auckland home | NZ Herald News Four injured after blaze tears through South Auckland home
One person is seriously injured and three others were taken to hospital after a blaze ripped through a home in South Auckland.Fire and Emergency northern shift operations manager Megan Ruru said fire broke out in the home on Robertson...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Wynyard Quarter wastewater infrastructure near completion to help supply tranche of new homes | NZ Herald News Wynyard Quarter wastewater infrastructure near completion to help supply tranche of new homes
Wynyard Quarter on the Auckland waterfront, where the first residents moved in just before Christmas, will soon have a new $14 million wastewater system. Watercare's wastewater pump station and pipeline project in Wynyard Quarter...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Most students passed NCEA maths exam that left some in tears | NZ Herald News Most students passed NCEA maths exam that left some in tears
Good maths students appear to have passed last year's controversial Level 1 maths exam, despite concerns expressed by 118 maths teachers.The NZ Qualifications Authority says more than 70 per cent of students passed all three parts...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Government signals road taxes could pay for rail under changes to Land Transport Fund | NZ Herald News Government signals road taxes could pay for rail under changes to Land Transport Fund
The Government has flagged changes to allow road taxes to be spent on rail projects.Confirmation of the proposal came today after National's transport spokeswoman Judith Collins accused Transport Minister Phil Twyford of saying...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Epsom Community Centre celebrates 35 years | Our Auckland Epsom Community Centre celebrates 35 years
The Epsom Community Centre, based in the heritage stone buildings near the southern end of Gillies Ave, celebrated its 35th anniversary late last year. The Centre has provided a heart for the local community since it opened in 1982. Highlights of the past...
Our Auckland | January 16, 2018
Beachgoers warned not to touch toxic puffer fish washed up on Mt Maunganui | NZ Herald News Beachgoers warned not to touch toxic puffer fish washed up on Mt Maunganui
Marine experts are warning people to stay away from toxic puffer fish that have washed ashore at Mount Maunganui.The Bay of Plenty Times spotted seven spiked puffer fish, two small birds and a little blue penguin washed up on...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Gay couple in fight with Immigration to prove their love is true | NZ Herald News Gay couple in fight with Immigration to prove their love is true
After providing hundreds of photos, documents and more than 20 letters of support from friends and family, an Auckland gay couple is at a loss as to what else Immigration New Zealand wants as evidence of their relationship.Glendene...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Petition to try to save Stage Challenge Foundation created | NZ Herald News Petition to try to save Stage Challenge Foundation created
Thousands of people have expressed their sadness following the news that the annual Stage Challenge has been cancelled due to economic conditions, with one setting up a petition to try to save it.Organisers of the Stage Challenge...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Slim chance of next king tide colliding with storm: Niwa | NZ Herald News Slim chance of next king tide colliding with storm: Niwa
Scientists and council workers will be keeping a close eye on the weather in case another storm collides with the next king tide.But the chances of a storm coinciding at the peak of the next king tide again on 3 February and causing...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Vigil held a year on to remember missing Auckland woman Pat Wearn | NZ Herald News Vigil held a year on to remember missing Auckland woman Pat Wearn
It has been one year since 75-year-old Pat Wearn went missing after going out for her daily walk.It was 12.30pm on January 16, 2017 when the elderly North Shore woman set off from her Caversham Dr home in Torbay for her walk around...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Te Puke woman jailed for her 13th drink-driving conviction | NZ Herald News Te Puke woman jailed for her 13th drink-driving conviction
A Te Puke woman who has clocked up her 13th conviction for drink-driving or driving while impaired and her eighth for driving while forbidden has been jailed for 25 months.May Mirimae Heta, 54, was sentenced in the Tauranga District...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Police wait on specialist equipment for Lake Wakatipu search | NZ Herald News Police wait on specialist equipment for Lake Wakatipu search
The Police National Dive Squad are waiting for more specialist equipment to arrive before continuing their Queenstown search for a missing US skydiver.Tyler Nii from California is missing, presumed dead, after the 27-year-old and...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Explained: How you get your temperature forecasts | NZ Herald News Explained: How you get your temperature forecasts
We've probably all thought it at some point, and especially this summer.The highs and lows reported on the TV news just didn't gel with what you felt outside that day.There's a good chance you were right.While weather forecasting...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Police uncover methamphetamine lab in Auckland | NZ Herald News Police uncover methamphetamine lab in Auckland
Two people have been arrested after the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in Auckland this morning.Avondale police Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Sami said officers searched properties in Mt Roskill and Albany this morning...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Spotted lax beetle believed to have caused Wellington boy's blisters | NZ Herald News Spotted lax beetle believed to have caused Wellington boy's blisters
A Wellington mum is pointing the finger at an Australian beetle for causing clusters of welts and blisters on her son's skin yesterday.Five-year-old Tom woke his parents about 5.30am on Tuesday complaining of pain on his arm, mother...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Trade Me bans sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs | NZ Herald News Trade Me bans sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs
Trade Me has announced that it is banning the sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs from March.The ban extends to crossbreeds as well as purebreds, but they can still be listed for adoption on Trade Me.Trade Me Policy...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Hunt for Rock continues | NZ Herald News Hunt for Rock continues
It has now been an agonising two months since a much-loved border collie from Paraparaumu Beach went missing.Flavia Wolf and Cris Avila have been relentless in trying to find Chile-born Rock after he vanished from their fenced Rua...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
RIP Stage Challenge, where the non-sporty kids got to shine | NZ Herald News RIP Stage Challenge, where the non-sporty kids got to shine
News came today that Stage Challenge, the national dance competition for schools, is to close after 25 years. Kristin Hall, writing for The Spinoff , pays tribute to the touchingly earnest extra-curricular.We are but two weeks...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Bus-ted: Nismo the dog catches a free ride | NZ Herald News Bus-ted: Nismo the dog catches a free ride
It costs $2.80 for a child and $5.50 for an adult to catch the bus in Rangiora.But there was no charge for Nismo the five-month-old puppy, who snuck onto a Metro Blue Line bus on Southbrook Rd headed for Christchurch.The pooch...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Man pleads not guilty to alleged shooting of Mongrel Mob member Nevara Raheke | NZ Herald News Man pleads not guilty to alleged shooting of Mongrel Mob member Nevara Raheke
A Napier man charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to an alleged shooting incident in Pourerere has pleaded not guilty. The man, who has interim name suppression, was arrested and charged following...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Dotcom furious after nasty surprise from US government | NZ Herald News Dotcom furious after nasty surprise from US government
Embattled internet mogul Kim Dotcom has been left with two containers filled with rotting furniture after property seized by the US government was returned to him ruined. After a six-year wait, everything from Dotcom's penthouse...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Auckland trains delayed by power cuts | NZ Herald News Auckland trains delayed by power cuts
Auckland commuter trains are running five to 10 minutes late this morning after overnight power cuts which may have been caused by high winds.Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said electricity to overhead power lines was...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Charity's heartbreak after fire deliberately lit in donation bin | NZ Herald News Charity's heartbreak after fire deliberately lit in donation bin
By Emily O'Connell of star.kiwi Household goods, books and clothing destined for the needy have gone up in smoke.And that frustrates Christchurch's Hornby Community Care Centre manager Linda Turner."It's done a lot of damage...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Touch rugby player disqualified from driving indefinitely after alcohol-fuelled drive | NZ Herald News Touch rugby player disqualified from driving indefinitely after alcohol-fuelled drive
After sharing the field with Richie McCaw just hours earlier, a national touch rugby representative consumed an ''enormous'' amount of alcohol and drove wildly around Queenstown.Mackenzie Allan Haugh, 22, had represented the All...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Line problems stop Auckland trains | NZ Herald News Line problems stop Auckland trains
Trains have been halted on Auckland's southern, western and Onehunga lines because of overhead line prioblems.Auckland Transport tweeted at 6.58am saying "damage or interference to overhead lines meaning electric trains can't run...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Diversions in Mt Roskill disrupt traffic | NZ Herald News Diversions in Mt Roskill disrupt traffic
The morning commute will be disrupted for some Auckland drivers today as police block roads while they search a property. Invermay Ave in the Mt Roskill-Balmoral area is blocked between Dominion Rd and Hardley Ave and ppolice cordons...
NZ Herald News | January 16, 2018
Works to begin on Orewa Beach | Our Auckland Works to begin on Orewa Beach
Extreme weather events on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January coincided with the timing of the king tide to cause significant damage along Auckland region’s east coast. Whipped up by northerly winds, the force of the waves has caused damage to some beaches,...
Our Auckland | January 16, 2018